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F LA M ENC O A RT S F E STIVAL Founded in 1999 by Vibiana and her father Alberto Pizano, the Flamenco Arts Festival was established with the goal of introducing Santa Barbara and the South Coast to a caliber of flamenco performances never before seen in the area. More than ten years before UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Flamenco Arts Festival recognized the importance of the art form, launching a groundbreaking endeavor that changed the cultural arts landscape in Santa Barbara forever. With unparalleled performances by leading stars and icons of Spanish flamenco, the Festival has become universally regarded by aficionados of the arts as one of the premier flamenco festivals in the United States and is increasingly recognized around the world.

H I S PANI C H E R I TA G E MO N TH September 15 – October 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month was initiated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and expanded to a one-month celebration in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. It is designed to recognize the Hispanic presence in the United States and the contributions they make to enhance the quality of life in America. The Flamenco Arts Festival joyfully joins the nation in celebrating, not only Hispanics, but also the heritage and culture of all Americans, which is freely shared with all who value the richness that comes with diversity.

M A NU E L L IÑ ÁN Intense, exhilarating, mesmerizing. Manuel Liñán’s performances combine razorsharp rhythms and meticulous timing with an air of spontaneity — as if Liñán himself is on a personal exploration. With a reverence for traditional technique, Liñán is strongly rooted to the classical core of Flamenco while at the same time defying gravity with dizzying footwork and a sense of the unexpected — keeping his audience riveted or roaring with applause. Born in Granada in 1980, Liñán developed his dancing skills with Mario Maya and Manolete, and has performed with Cristina Hoyos, Rafaela Carrasco, Belen Maya, Merche Esmeralda, and Cristóbal Reyes, including ten years collaborating with Marco Flores and Olga Pericet. He has been recognized not only as a masterful dancer, but also as a choreographer and director, being invited to choreograph for the Spanish National Ballet on many occasions. Linan has won major awards, including the coveted Flamenco Hoy award, voted on by the leading flamenco critics of Spain, for best male dancer of the year. In 2013, he won the MAX Award for best male dancer at the XVII annual presentation, given to Spanish artists in the field of theatre and dance.

CIA. MANUEL LIÑÁN In the U.S. Premiere of NÓMADA September 27, 2014 The Granada Theatre Featuring: Manuel Liñán, Anabel Moreno, Inmaculada Aranda, Agueda Saavedra, Adrián Santana, Jonatan Miro (dancers); Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa (guitarists); David Carpio, Miguel Ortega, Ismael de la Rosa (singers).

´ NOM The Flamenco Arts Festival returns to The Granada Theatre with the prominent Spanish artist, Manuel Liñán and his production of Nómada (Nomad). Liñán, a highly celebrated virtuoso of flamenco, and his ten member company of dancers, singers and guitarists will take to the Granada stage with this provocative presentation that seeks to demonstrate how the dynamic patterns and rhythms of human migration have forever changed the human landscape — and in particular, the world’s cultural arts. Nómada seeks to explore this powerful phenomenon through the percussive brilliance and swirling beauty of flamenco, incorporating deeply rooted traditions with exuberant, modern movement. It is an “immense unfinished human tapestry that we live in, with infinite possibilities,” one Spanish critic recently wrote.


ADA Artistic Director / Choreographer: Manuel Liñán Executive Producer: Ana Carrasco, Peineta Producciones Management: Art AnDDanza Promotions, SL Tour Manager: Gloria Medina Musical Direction: Victor Márquez “El Tomate” and Fran Vinuesa Lighting Technician: Agnethe Tellefsen Sound Technician: Kike Cabañas Costume Design: Yaiza Pinillos Lighting Design: Olga Garcia Sound Design: Kike Cabañas Dancers: Anabel Moreno, Agueda Saavedra, Inmaculada Aranda, Adrián Santana, Jonatan Miró, Manuel Liñán Singers: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Guitarists: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa


The show is approximately 80 minutes in length

RODEÑA-VERDIALES Música: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa Cante: Miguel Ortega Baile: Manuel Liñán CAÑA Música: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: The Company SOLEARES DE TRIANA Musica: Popular Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: Anabel Moreno, Agueda Saavedra, Inmaculada Aranda, Adrián Santana, Jonatan Miró SEGUIRIYA Música: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: Manuel Liñán TANGUILLO-ZAPATEADO Musica: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: Anabel Moreno, Agueda Saavedra, Inmaculada Aranda, Adrián Santana, Jonatan Miró

FANDANGOS DE HUELVA Musica: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa ALEGRÍAS CORDOBA Musica: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: Agueda Saavedra, Inmaculada Aranda TARANTO-TARANTA-GRANAÍNA Música: Popular Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: Anabel Moreno, Adrián Santana, Jonatan Miró BULERÍA Música: Victor Márquez “El Tomate,” Fran Vinuesa Cante: Miguel Ortega, David Carpio, Ismael de la Rosa Baile: The Company



Sept. 27 / 10pm – 1am

Pre-Concert Talk Sept. 27 / 6:45 - 7:45pm

Santa Barbara Historical Museum 136 E. De La Guerra Street

Prior to tonight’s performance, a pre-concert talk was held in the McCune Founders Room. The one hour talk, moderated by Shirin Rajaee, provided attendees with insight into the world of flamenco and the production of Nómada. Flamenco masters Roberto Amaral (Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lopez (Madrid) led the stimulating conversation that included videos and photos. This event was free to concert ticket holders.

AFTER-PARTY Continue the celebration at the Festival’s popular after-party. Share your enthusiasm with fellow flamenco aficionados through lively conversation, refreshments, and dancing to the hypnotic sounds of the Martinez Brothers. Meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying the Museum’s latest exhibition, Project Fiesta! No-host bar and small bites will be available for purchase. Parking is available on the street or in the parking lot on the corner of De La Guerra and Santa Barbara streets. This free event is sponsored in part by the SB Historical Museum.

PROJECT FIESTA! In honor of the 90th anniversary of Old Spanish Days, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum has created an exquisite exhibition of vintage posters, artwork, restored costumes, artifacts and historic photos that evoke the exuberant pageantry and traditions of this Santa Barbara annual event known as Fiesta.

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Fri, Sept 26 Manuel Liñán 7:30pm – 9:30pm $55 at the door Advanced Repertory (Tangos) Fri, Sept 26 Ricardo López 8:00pm – 9:00pm $50 at the door Intermediate Technique Sun, Sept 28 Ricardo López 10:00am – 11:00am $30 at the door Intermediate Repertory – Children (Tangos) Sun, Sept 28 Manuel Liñán 10:00am – 12:00pm $55 at the door Advanced Repertory (Bulerias) Sun, Sept 28 Victor Marquez “El Tomate” 10:00am – 11:30am $55 at the door Beginning-Intermediate Guitar

Register and pay at the door. Credit cards accepted and additional fees will apply. Doors open at 9am. Arrive at least 30 minutes before class time to locate the studio, parking, and check-in.

The Flamenco Arts Festival 2014 gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors

This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.


Your passport to the world of flamenco Founded in 1999 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Alberto Pizano, President & Founder Vibiana, Artistic Director & Founder John Haro, Marketing Director Pablo Pizano, Creative Development Director CREDITS CDesign Graphics / graphic design Naseem Hyder / web design and web master May O’Mahoney / freelance writer

PHOTO AND VIDEO CREDITS Paco Villalta, Lisiane Sfair, Ana de Palma,, Fritz Olenberger Photography, Alacran Media, COX Communications, Sari Makki-Phillips.

AFICIONADOS OF THE FLAMENCO ARTS FESTIVAL Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts, El Callejón del Cante Radio de España, Marjorie Luke Theatre, Lobero Theatre Foundation, Santa Barbara Downtown Organization,, UCSB Multi-Cultural Center, Kala Koa Productions. Cruz Dance and Entertainment, Garcia Dance Studio, Linda Vega Dance Studio, Zermeño Dance Academy, Estela Zatania (Spain), Dacia Harwood, Deirdre Dresch (AGMA), Howard Vega, Jorge Quirin, Briseyda Zárate Flamenco, Jessica Haro.

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FAF Audience Program 2014  

The Festival program was distributed to over 1,100 audience members at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Guest artist wa...